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Official recap

With Rick Berns sidelined by injury, the Huskers turned sophomore I.M. Hipp loose and the result was an impressive 31-10 win over Baylor.

Hipp took over in the first quarter after Berns - who had logged four straight 100-yard-plus games - went down with a hip-pointer. The Chapin, S.C., walk-on proceeded to rush for 122 yards, including a 14-yard TD run, to lead the Huskers.

Nebraska followed an early Billy Todd field goal with a dramatic blocked punt to grab a 10-0 lead with 8:24 left in the first quarter. Randy Rick blocked the punt and Larry Young fell on the ball in the end zone.

Hipp's TD jaunt and a 22-yard reverse gallop for a touchdown by Curtis Craig in the second quarter gave the Huskers a comfortable 23-3 lead at halftime.

Baylor took advantage of a fumbled punt to add a third-quarter touchdown, but the Huskers drove 80 yards on a fourth-quarter Randy Garcia to Ken Spaeth TD pass to nail down their second win of the season.

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SERIES HISTORY
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER

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I.M. Hipp eludes Baylor linebacker Mike Singletary.
 
Nebraska 31
Baylor 10

Sept. 24, 1977
Lincoln, NE
Baylor          3    0    7    0  -  10
Nebraska       10   13    0    8  -  31

First quarter
NU - Billy Todd 22 field goal, 8:24
NU - Larry Young recovered blocked punt
     in end zone (Todd kick) 6:31
BU - Robert Bledsoe 42 field goal, 3:19
Second quarter
NU - I.M. Hipp 14 run (Todd kick) 6:28
NU - Curtis Craig 22 run (Todd kick 
     failed) 1:33
Third quarter
BU - David Seaborn 5 pass from Sammy 
     Bickham (Bledsoe kick) 6:36
Fourth quarter
NU - Ken Spaeth 1 pass from Randy Garcia
    (Garcia pass to Craig) 14:57

                             BU       NU
First Downs.................. 9       19
Rushing Net.............. 35-77   66-300
Passing Net ............... 105      114
  Comp-Att-Int ......... 9-27-2   8-18-0
Total Offense........... 62-182   84-414
Return Yards ............... 44       36
Punts-Avg. ............... 9-39     8-43
Fumbles-Lost .............. 2-1      5-2
Penalties-Yards .......... 2-21     7-55
LEADING NU RUSHERS:
I.M. Hipp 122, Curtis Craig 51.
LEADING NU PASSERS:
Randy Garcia 3-10-0 for 48 yards;
Tom Sorley 4-7-0 for 41 yards.
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: I.M. Hipp 122 yards.
ATTENDANCE: 76,231 (Capacity No. 90)
NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: I.M. Hipp.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Lee Kunz.